The best of Jawwad Farid

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I had always wanted to do this.

Take my favorite posts from over the years and put them in one easy to find place where I can go hide when I wanted to run away from the world. Tonight I decided to do something about it. For the benefit of my newly minted ranks of blog readers who had missed out on my earlier rants and raves as well as my regular readers who may have missed out on some of these during self imposed blackouts when my barely adequate wordpress skills crashed my blog

Here are my favorite posts from the Desi Back to Desh blog. 42 posts, 10 categories, 3 years.

Enjoy and don’t forget to drop me a line.

On Entrepreneurship

Kill your ego

The myth of a unique idea – one

On Hamlet, Horatios and Shakespearean mythology…

A penny for your thoughts, pretty woman, or the myth about raising capital

Strategy and tactics redux or Winning for itsy, bitsy, teeny, weenie, little Pakistani mom and pop tech shops.

On Starting up

Have fire, will travel or Why you should listen to your heart

Memories, Cookaracha Guides or Venture number two…

Startup Insiders – through the pictures

On Pitching

APICTA / PASHA Awards do’s and don’ts – old post rehash

Why customers say no or How to turn your customers into repeat buyers?

The essence of a business plan competition

The Presentation cheat sheet – one

The Presentation cheat sheet – two – impact

The presentation cheat sheet – Three – The Problem Statement

On Raising Capital

Funding for dummies…one

Funding for dummies…two

Funding for dummies…three

Funding for dummies…four

On Surviving

There goes your coolant; here comes your core…

Things they never taught me at Columbia Business School…

Gary Travnicek

Things to do in a down market when you are not dead…

Stepping out of your comfort zone…

On the Economy, Politics and Pakistan

The rise and fall of the Pakistani Rupee

The next 50 years or Student output – its extrapolation and impact on our future

John LeCarre, this country, and the elections in November

Emergency – a guide for our non-local friends, and our local friends who are no longer local…

Myths about Pakistan – a rant, or a middle class rejoinder – one

You were saying, a rejoinder four…

On the Pakistani technology scene

Strategy for Technology companies – Part I or THE RANT

An abridged history of technology industry in Pakistan – one

An abridged history of technology industry in Pakistan, two

An abridged history of the technology industry in Pakistan, three

On Travel

Jakarta Impressions…

Baan Deva Montra, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Sticky rice and mangoes or building relationships

The Larry Ellison Fix in Karachi…

The best free entertainment in Singapore

Red light zones in Dubai…

On Alchemy

The Alchemy Story or How I became rude, mean and abusive

My loverly (not a typo) team or the secret behind the spike in my posting frequency


Chotay Nana